Panama City Police to purchase Cross Match fingerprint biometric device

June 2, 2014 - 

The Panama City Police Department is set to purchase fingerprint biometrics technology from Cross Match Technologies.

According to a report in WJHG, the police department will use more than $10,000 of federal forfeiture funds to purchase the machine. This particular device sends data to the state. Currently, the Panama City Police Department record and analyze fingerprints using ink.

Law enforcement communities have historically been some of the earliest adopters of biometric identification technologies. Its use in law enforcement has a major impact on the industry and market-size in the United States.

Rawlson King, lead analyst for the Biometrics Research Group recently took an in-depth look at market size, purchasing patterns and biometric technologies for the law enforcement market in the U.S. Read this special report here.

Reported previously in, Cross Match recently announced the acquisition of DigitalPersona and the appointment of Rich Agostinelli as CEO of the new combined company.


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